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by EmptySet
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Minimoog weirdness
Replies: 3
Views: 2200

Re: Minimoog weirdness

thanks a lot for the suggestions and information. i knew VS folks would know what this was. i'll report back after we get a chance to try this.
by EmptySet
Sat Sep 29, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Minimoog weirdness
Replies: 3
Views: 2200

Minimoog weirdness

What might make a Minimoog do this? At beginning of troubleshooting stage.

by EmptySet
Sat Jun 18, 2016 11:48 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Identify These Slider Caps
Replies: 5
Views: 1220

Re: Identify These Slider Caps

They looks like 80s Roland to me. Juno1/2 has something sorta similar. PG800 too. JX8P also.
by EmptySet
Tue Dec 22, 2015 3:52 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synthy CHRISTMAS Songs Thread
Replies: 19
Views: 3700

Re: Synthy CHRISTMAS Songs Thread



by EmptySet
Sat Apr 11, 2015 12:02 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: JVC/Lowrey home phatness
Replies: 8
Views: 4197

Re: JVC/Lowrey home phatness

Hurrah for Lowery Microgenies! I grew up on a V60 and later tracked down a V120. They are pretty cool for what they are (esp the V120). They can sound awesome through some pedals. Also, an old organ trick, but you can carefully press on more than one instrument at a time. And if you crank the accomp...
by EmptySet
Mon Mar 30, 2015 8:22 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Favorite use of the Jupiter 8
Replies: 44
Views: 8346

Re: Favorite use of the Jupiter 8

Not a "favorite" of mine exactly, but still a famous example: (1:25)

by EmptySet
Wed Feb 25, 2015 6:34 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synth Defects - Ticking Time Bombs
Replies: 72
Views: 114420

Re: Synth Defects - Ticking Time Bombs

I've seen a number of JX3P control panel switches go south. Or you have to press them five times to get them to work. Worse yet, there is NO replacement available for them. You can rip apart another 3P for parts but that's it. Really a bummer, especially since it looks promising as they're ALPS swit...
by EmptySet
Mon Dec 01, 2014 12:32 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Korg Polysix
Replies: 17
Views: 3445

Re: Korg Polysix

It probably depends a lot on geography. I'm not seeing prices anywhere close to what people here are quoting so far. In fact, I see them semi-regularly for half that price. Middle of the US on craigslist. YMMV
by EmptySet
Thu Oct 16, 2014 11:18 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: ARP Odyssey Mods?
Replies: 0
Views: 695

ARP Odyssey Mods?

I'm helping a friend troubleshoot an MKII 2813 that seems to have had a mod added to it: namely, there is an extra circuitboard floating around in the case that connects to two XLR and one 1/4" jack on the side of the synth. I've only taken a cursory look so far, but I'm going to guess that a previo...
by EmptySet
Wed Oct 15, 2014 7:58 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Best synth under £100
Replies: 21
Views: 8994

Re: Best synth under £100

There's a lot of good Ensoniq machines that go for cheap these days.
by EmptySet
Wed Oct 01, 2014 12:25 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: VSE Variations Competition - September 2014
Replies: 16
Views: 2538

Re: VSE Variations Competition - September 2014

wow on the lady doubling on flute and sax. Not common for the same chair to double on reed and woodwind is it? Well, first of all, "reed" and "woodwind" is virtually synonymous, with the exception of the flute I suppose. It's a woodwind, but not a "reed" per se. Secondly, yes, it is pretty common f...
by EmptySet
Wed Oct 01, 2014 12:16 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Best synth basslines of all time?
Replies: 162
Views: 77506

Re: Best synth basslines of all time?

also forgot this 80s wham staple. fun bass part to play. "won't. you. tell. me"

by EmptySet
Wed Oct 01, 2014 12:12 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Best synth basslines of all time?
Replies: 162
Views: 77506

Re: Best synth basslines of all time?

I anticipated seeing funkier examples, considering that this is about basslines. bee gees - jive talkin' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtAXkgpb7Po dazz band - let it whip https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ccvUstooIfw chaka http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hX9E44mClKs carl carlton https://www.youtube.c...
by EmptySet
Wed Sep 24, 2014 5:29 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: which synth should be set on fire?
Replies: 36
Views: 4839

Re: which synth should be set on fire?

I can't bring myself to vote for burning any musical instrument. And I definitely can't vote for the VL-1, my first "synth" and my user icon. :) I'd also have a hard time nailing the Orbit, because it usually comes with a Leslie. It sounds wheezy and anemic, but it's totally weird and a direct mimic...
by EmptySet
Sat Sep 20, 2014 10:58 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: "The pre-MIDI era" questions
Replies: 58
Views: 6869

Re: "The pre-MIDI era" questions

The MIDI organization says that the first two were a Prophet 600 and a Roland Jupiter 6. http://www.midi.org/aboutmidi/tut_history.php I'll also add that in the pre-midi days some bands used tape loops instead of sequencers live. soft cell (stage center): http://www.virginmedia.com/images/Soft-Cell-...